For many oil and gas development and production projects, the development of water sources for enhanced oil recovery, the provision and recycling of frac water, as well as the management, treatment and disposal of produced water create significant cost and risk issues. Cost-effective techniques for managing oilfield water require a comprehensive understanding of reservoir characteristics, production volumes, hydrogeology, engineering design and environmental considerations.
WSP’s expertise in oilfield services, combined with our water professionals and water-specific technologies, provides operators with a range of solutions to minimise water-related costs.
A key benefit of our service delivery is our knowledge of regulatory requirements and the industry-leading technologies we have developed for managing groundwater resources.
We specialise in the development of water resources and provide the following services:
- Recycle/reuse of frac flowback water
- Subsurface characterisation
- Well design
- Siting and permitting
- Conveyance design and optimisation
- Construction management
Produced Water Treatment
We use innovative technologies for dynamic treatment of produced water for the oil and gas and mining industries.
Our expertise in reservoir engineering, hydrogeology, geophysics, geochemistry, completion engineering and environmental management helps in the selection of optimum locations for storage ponds and injection wells.
Optimising Water Disposal
- Upfront characterisation and design of impoundments and injection wells
- Economic optimisation of injection wells
- Integration of multiple solutions
- Permitting and regulatory support
- Managed irrigation
- Drip irrigation
- Treatment and reuse for industrial, agricultural and municipal end users
- Dust control
Using Westbay technology, we have developed fit-for-purpose solutions for monitoring overlying aquifers in oil and gas operations. The Westbay multilevel monitoring technology allows operators to evaluate water pressure and water quality at any number of discrete positions within a single well to demonstrate environmental compliance.